Social Action is people coming together and taking action to tackle common concerns that are important to improving people’s lives and communities.

When individuals or groups identify issues within their community and decide to take action, it is important to do it safety and ensure correct planning and risk management has been taken into consideration.

Please download the below Social Action ‘How To’ Workbook for advice and guidance on how to develop your own Social Action Project. 

It can be used as a working document to capture your project ideas and plans as you progress, as well as ensuring health and safety and other important factors have been considered. Completing and sharing it may help you to apply for local community based funding or grants.

Not all the sections in the workbook will be necessary for everyone or for every scenario, but it’s always handy to have the information, just in case.

We would like to thank Active Withernsea, HEY Smile Foundation, Active Humber and East Riding CCG for their contribution to this workbook.

There is also the smaller Get Started With Social Action Worksheet available to download, to capture initial thoughts and ideas around a project. 

There are links to a range of fantastic resources throughout the Workbook, however, these have been collated and can also be found at the bottom of this page.

GOV.UK - Policy paper for Social Action.

Beecan - Information and links for local funding and support.

SmileVaults - SmileVaults A library of event equipment for charitable organisations to hire free of charge.

GOV.UK - A guide to organising a voluntary event.

My Community - A guide to getting started with a community project. - Resources and guides for community organisations.

Community Organisers - Introduces Social Actions Hubs: clusters of organisations working together to support Social Action.

Youth Social Action - Youth Social Action toolkit.

The Resource Centre - Health and safety guidance for community groups.

Foodforlife - Food safety guide.

Food Standards Agency - Providing food at community and charity events.

NCVO - An insurance guide for non-profit organisations. - Guidance for volunteering activities. - Health & Safety app for SME’s.

GOV.UK - The Equality Act – making equality real.

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